UC San Diego fruit flies search

Fruit fly brains inform search engines of the future

How fruit flies identify similarities between odors offers a new approach for search algorithms.

UCLA tired woman

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Sleep-deprived brain cells can cause serious and potentially dangerous mental lapses, a new study finds.

Glaucoma study

Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

It's a major step forward against a leading cause of blindness that affects 80 million worldwide.

UC San Diego stress study

Researchers discover new pathway for handling stress

Newly detected resistance mechanism helps protect cells from threats such as heat shock.

UCLA memory stimulation

UCLA neuroscientists give memory a jolt with weak electrical signal

Researchers discover where and how to tickle the brain for better recall.

UCSF MRI MS

Over-the-counter allergy drug helps patients with chronic injury from multiple sclerosis

Clinical trial shows FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in MS patients.

UC Santa Cruz daydreaming

The link between dreaming and mind-wandering

What are dreams? "An accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities," a new book says.

UC Merced whale

Human speech, jazz and whale song

Three wildly different samples show how much forms of communication have in common.

UC Berkeley Hurricane generosity

How generosity in disasters flows in both directions

Sharing what we have activates pleasure circuits in the brain, says the Greater Good Science Center.

UC Riverside fear

Erasing your fears?

Researchers have developed a method to selectively erase fear memories in the brain.

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